Since we’re still in the earlier days of a new year, it’s a perfect time to get y’all current on our new food menu at Hogs & Heifers Saloon Las Vegas! Please refer below for what’s fresh in 2019:
*Updates for this year*
WE STILL DON’T SERVE ANY FUCKIN’ FOOD.
Thank you for taking the time to read up on what’s happenin’ around the food department at Hogs & Heifers Saloon this year. Since we don’t have a food menu, or offer food of any kind at our bar, here are a few places we like, that are close enough to walk… even if you’re a lazy piece of shit who doesn’t like to walk.
Triple George Grill is our neighbor, they’ve been on the block just as long as we have, going on 14 fuckin’ years. If you visit, tell them you’re in need of some food because the shitty dive bar next door doesn’t serve any.
Pizza Rock is on the corner of our block. Pizza by-the-slice, what else do we need to say? A slice always hits the spot! You can also sit inside, and order off a menu with food options other than pizza.
The Downtown Grand is our hotel casino neighbor across the street. They have a nice 24-hour spot called Freedom Cafe. They also have food vending machines for your cheep-ass Uncle. ***UPDATE AS OF SEPTEMBER 2019 – OUR NEIGHBORS AT DOWNTOWN GRAND ARE TRYING TO EVICT US. DO NOT EAT THERE, DO NOT STAY THERE, DON’T EVEN GO IN THERE TO TAKE A SHIT. THE DOWNTOWN GRAND AND THE CIM GROUP DO NOT DESERVE A DIME OF YOUR MONEY.
Evel Pie is another good pizza joint in the Fremont East District. If you like Hogs, you’ll love the vibe of this place. Beers, pizza, and close to other cool eating and drinking spots in Downtown Las Vegas.
On top of that, Hogs & Heifers is only a block from Fremont Street and Fremont Street Experience, which has hundreds of options!
Hogs & Heifers Saloon is here to get you drunk, not feed your fat ass. You should thank us enough for posting this piece of valuable information on good places to stuff your face in downtown. Now stop thinking about food for once, and let’s have a fuckin’ drink!
THE HISTORY OF HOGS & HEIFERS SALOON
The idea for opening a bar and calling it Hogs & Heifers was conceived in, of all places, a bar. Allan Dell was a self-proclaimed functioning alcoholic and figured he spent enough time sitting at a bar, that he might as well make some money while he sat there. Allan’s two friends and drinking buddies were a Master Carpenter and a Graphic Design Artist and he talked them into helping him build a bar. They would all drink for free and get laid regularly and for three broke guys in their early to mid twenties, who could ask for anything more. Allan’s father agreed to finance his project if he could find an experienced bar owner to “father” him in the business. Enter Tom McNeil, legend in the Dive Bar business. McNeil owned the Village Idiot in Manhattan’s East Side, which was the Boys’ favorite watering hole, where they could sit for hours drinking ice cold Pabst Blue Ribbon for a $1.75 a can. Allan knew that he wanted to open a bar that had to do with motorcycles and women and the original logo did, in fact, include an illustration of a chopper. The Boys were trying to come up with a name, while sitting in the Village Idiot one afternoon…”Hogs & something”. On the wall above the bar was a sign for a Heifer Auction, and a heifer being a cow that has not yet been bred, is essentially a virgin cow. The name Hogs & Heifers was born. The fact that the bar ended up being in a real meat market was simply due to the affordable rent at the time, but it was a perfect match and had a great deal to do with the success of the business.
Hogs & Heifers Saloon was to be an all American classic country and southern rock-n-roll dive bar. Allan knew he wanted it to have the look and feel of a gin mill and that he wanted to hang “stuff” all over the walls. Other than that, there was little else that he had thought about. He had a lot of friends who liked to drink and planned on throwing a party for them every night. Allan may never have imagined that it would turn into the famous bar it is today, but it was absolutely his pride and joy and he considered it his greatest achievement and reveled in its quick success.
Having entered the picture prior to its opening, Michelle Dell was the first bartender to be hired. The routine performed and style of dress worn by the bartenders behind the bar, which has made Hogs & Heifers famous, was born from Michelle’s heart. Hogs & Heifers opened in November of 1992 during an unseasonably cold winter. There was literally no heat source of any kind in the bar and it was so cold you could often see your own breath. Both Allan and Michelle believed in the notion of less is more when it came to dressing behind the bar and it was always freezing; did we mention the bar had no heat? Finally, Allan bought these little space heaters that did next to nothing to provide heat and with Necessity being the Mother of all Invention, Michelle began dancing on the bar–in the empty bar–as a means to keep warm. She would throw a few dollars in the jukebox and just get up on the bar and dance. Little did she know it would become the trademark theme of Hogs & Heifers and lead to countless celebrities dancing on the bar and donating their bras. The Julia Roberts photo was seen around the world and her bra still hangs there today, albeit hidden beneath some 18,000 bras! Michelle’s famous routine has inspired a Major Motion Picture and a league of copy cat Bars.
Essentially, Allan and Michelle, and their friends, were just a bunch of kids with nothing to lose and they threw a party that they enjoyed. They were fortunate and blessed that so many others would love to come to their party and would do so repeatedly. The two were married in Reno, Nevada, on November 16th, 1993. Allan Dell passed away on June 7, 1997. Hogs & Heifers continues to be run by Michelle Dell who was the sole proprietor of the New York City location. She now lives in Las Vegas, close to her favorite saloon!
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ABOUT MICHELLE DELL